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Running from Bardsey Island on the Lleyn Peninsula right down to St David’s in Pembrokeshire, Cardigan Bay also runs the full length of Ceredigion. This Welsh area has won many tourism awards, and rightly so. The West Wales coastal path takes in Victorian resorts like Aberystwyth, wild, unspoiled beaches like Borth and Tresaith, tiny port villages such as... Llangrannog and many other hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered.
Many visitors who are keen to follow the Dylan Thomas Trail around the town, which is thought to have provided the inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub, in Under Milk Wood.
Boat trips are available from the harbour in New Quay, taking visitors out to see seals, dolphins, porpoises and marine birds. However, if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on dry land, you still stand a very good chance of spotting dolphins here, as these friendly creatures routinely swim alongside New Quay’s harbour walls.
Foodies are in for a treat in this part of Wales, as it is home to a wide range of artisan food producers and excellent restaurants.
St. Dogmael’s weekly market has previously won the ‘Best Market’ award in the BBC Food and Farming Awards and is packed with stalls selling all sorts of delicious treats, whilst Cardigan is home to a number of specialist food stores and other producers.
If you are ever in Aberaeron, do try out the local specialty - honey ice cream. In terms of restaurants, visitors can find quality offerings to suit every taste and budget. Try Pizzatipi, for stone-baked pizzas cooked to order on an outdoor terrace next to Cardigan Castle, or Pysgoty in Aberystwyth for sensational fish and seafood served in a harbourside restaurant that has some of the best views in the county.
In Llandysul, The Daffodil Inn serves excellent modern British dishes in a charming pub restaurant, whilst over at Aberaeron, The Harbourmaster is a popular choice.
Ceredigion boasts several historic sites that all make for a spectacular day out. Cardigan Castle has undergone an extensive renovation program recently, and now offers a fabulous visitor experience, whilst the castle at Cilgerran perches dramatically over a gorge, offering spectacular views.
Devils Bridge, near Aberystwyth, is well worth a visit, and the atmospheric ruins of Strata Florida Abbey are fascinating and the perfect place for a summer picnic.
Whether you explore the seaside towns and fishing villages that dot the Ceredigion coastline, or you head inland to find charming towns such as Newcastle Emlyn and Tregaron, where time seems to have stood still in a simpler age, you are sure to experience the warmest of welcomes in this part of Wales.
Looking out across Cardigan Bay to the west and backed by the Cambrian Mountains to the east, Ceredigion is ideally located for holidaymakers who want to experience both the splendors of the sea and the majestic beauty of the Welsh countryside. With stunning beaches, charming harbour villages and lively towns, this enchanting Welsh holiday destination has plenty to see and do, all year round.